General Order No. 127
Washington, June 9, 1869.
[List of Types of Officers to Mess in Second Ward Room]
In all first and second-rate vessels having first and second ward-rooms, until otherwise ordered, the following officers will mess in the second ward-room:
Masters, ensigns, past assistant and assistant surgeons, passed assistant and assistant paymasters, first and second assistant engineers, professors of mathematics, French, Spanish, &c., and commodore's secretaries.
Secretary of the Navy.